What does Sextile mean in Astrology?

Sextile is a positive aspect spanning 60 degrees between two signs. It is one of the five major astrological aspects in astrology: trine, sextile, conjunction, opposition, and square. 

Sextile aspects offer calmer, sweeter energy, and bring light to the area it’s highlighting. The complementary elemental energy that often occurs between sextiles is ideal for cooperation between planets in astrology.

Sextile Signs

Here’s an easy guide on the zodiac signs that make a sextile to one another:

ARIES: Gemini, Aquarius

TAURUS: Cancer, Pisces

GEMINI: Aries, Leo

CANCER: Taurus, Virgo

LEO: Gemini, Libra

VIRGO: Cancer, Scorpio

LIBRA: Leo, Sagittarius

SCORPIO: Virgo, Capricorn

SAGITTARIUS: Libra, Aquarius

CAPRICORN: Scorpio, Pisces

AQUARIUS: Aries, Sagittarius

PISCES: Taurus, Capricorn

If you have a sextile placement in your natal chart, you will have a natural flow in this area. New ideas and opportunities can flow smoothly between the planets and houses where the sextile occurs. For example, if you have Venus sextile Mars, you’re more likely to be very resilient and determined. Because of that, you might easily make decisions.

When a transit is happening in the sky as part of our daily horoscope, we might feel a more-uplifting energy in that area. Sextile transits offer plenty of calm and focused energy for tackling problems and wrapping things up.